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The New Movie: The Muppets

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Psammeadboi, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't even blame Disney for anything (unless the rush through production was really their doing, as the script and everything was decided before hand. The movie basically just coincided with their announcement to purchase them from Henson.
  2. Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Quite honestly, I kinda liked the mundane things they did in MFS because it set up the story in my mind as showing how everybody has sort of settled into this life and they've acheived a sense or normalcy. Then along comes Gonzo who is looking for something (family, belonging) and it pulls everyone out of it for a bit.

    I wasn't all that thrilled with Wizard of Oz, because it seemed very disjointed at times and I didn't understand certain desicions that had een made. I also really did not like the casting done for Dorothy.
  3. Nick22 Active Member

    i just hope this movie is better than MFS and Oz. i just want some of the old muppet magic back. like the stuff they've got on youtube and the disney website. that's some of the best muppet stuff we've seen in forever.
  4. muppetperson Well-Known Member

  5. dmoss Member

    Sounds promising! Imagine some of the funny stuff they could do with Piggy's outfits...also, there's Kermit's misfortune, but I don't know quite how I feel about that. Why would Kermit be separated from the others? Why is Piggy separated also? Will Fozzie be a major player in this film? When will this announcer run out of questions to ask? Tune in next time to find out! :insatiable:
  6. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It seems that they have everything taken care of. The only thing that concerned me was reports that it took 10 pages to get any Muppets on screen. That would be a mistake, one I don't think Disney would allow. Otherwise, it seems right on the mark from the little we hear.
  7. MuppetVision Member

    I agree. The new muppet stuff on youtube reminds me so much of the classic muppets that I love, and I hope the new movie really focuses on what made the Muppet's famous in the first place, and made the original movies work so well. :D
  8. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It really seems like all new reports are coming off of old plot points from the leaked script. It was, after all, leaked, and any one in their right mind would have changed things up after that, so they can keep the audience surprised. I really hope they changed the bit about 10 minutes before they appear in the movie.
  9. Yorick Active Member

    Jason Siegel (sp?) was on Jimmy Fallon that time talking about doing a Muppet Movie...and how he loves the Muppets...sorry, I didn't read the entire thread, but is he still involved?
  10. GuySmileyfan Member

    I think so.
  11. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Depends on who's reporting news on a given day! Lots of conflicting reports regarding the writers and what it will be about/called - but the general consensis seems to be that he is still involved.
  12. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Re: Reports that Piggy will be Gaga-fied

    I will be SO happy if Piggy returns to the movie as a diva, rather than a washed-up movie star (*frowns pointedly at MFS where she was a coffee-pig*) Gaga inspired? Me thinks Gaga was inspired by Piggy, not the other way around...
  13. Gorgon Heap Active Member

  14. Nick22 Active Member

    i agree with you. lol.
  15. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Anybody remember when there were no main humans (except in cameo roles) and the films were about The Muppets? Anybody remember that? *sigh* Ah, them bygone days.
  16. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Personally, I'm speculating/hope-hope-hoping that Segel's character will be like a Jenny from The Muppets Take Manhattan. I think that would work well for the proposed plot of this film and I really hope that's what they're going for here. The Muppets need to shine more than anything at this point and I hope to goodness that's what we see.
  17. redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Good point, Jenny was a great human lead in TMTM - she wasn't the "Main" star, but was important to the storyline and how it progressed. Same with the characters of Ronnie and Pete. If Segal's character is like that I think it could only help the storyline. If his character is more like Ashanti was in MwOO, then God help us all....
  18. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I've also noticed that since the announcement was made about Piggy being Gaga-fied, exaggerated rumours have spread about the entire web like wildfire. Viral marketing ploy, me thinks?
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Again, we must ask, how much of this is based off the draft of the script that was leaked, and what actually changed during the course of the pre-production stage.

    If anything has to change, again, I must say, waiting 10 minutes for the muppets to actually appear in the film. Even if it's only the core characters that have to wait that long, I'd hope to see some characters in the background or something.
  20. Xevia New Member

    I agree! Gaga is modeled after Piggy! :mad:

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